These two little oak galls seem to be leaning in to each other, as though to share secrets or offer comfort. Yes, anthropomorphism at its finest!
Nikon D5100 f/5.6 ISO 800 1/250sec 195mm – Summer 2012
I was out at sunrise the other morning, watering the little fruit trees. These bright orange-yellow galls caught my eye. Their color is certainly enhanced by the glow of sunrise, and that is part of what caught my eye, but what I like the most is their attitude of leaning in toward each other, and the appearance of being cradled by the leaf.
Well, the case could be made that a photo of the ubiquitous dry, brown, crispy grass would be more representative of the last few summers in Oklahoma, but that is not what evokes my desire to run out the door with a camera in the early morning. So this photo of small yellow flowers stretching toward the sun, which was, in fact, taken in Oklahoma in the summertime, stands in my mind for the quintessential Oklahoma Summer Morning.
quintessential:representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class
ubiquitous:present, appearing, or found everywhere
Yes, these are the same seeds from earlier this week, but at sunrise instead of sunset 🙂
Nikon D5100 f/8 ISO 400 1/250 s Nikkor 55-300@300mm – Summer 2012
This time, the rising sun was so bright behind them! I thought they might come out in silhouette, but I wanted the sunlight glowing through them, the way I saw it. I think I got my settings right, so I am very pleased with this photo!